Dan Dare Audio Adventures: Reign of the Robots Poster Revealed, story by Doctor Who author Simon Guerrier

Dan Dare Audio Adventures: Reign of the Robots

B7 Media has revealed Brian Williamson‘s poster for Reign of the Robots, one of three Dan Dare Audio Adventures that will be released in April 2017.

Written by Simon Guerrier and starring Ed Stoppard as Dan Dare, Geoff McGivern as Digby and Heida Reed as Profssor Peabody, in Reign of the Robots Dan Dare and his crew finally return to Earth. Landing in central London, they find the city deserted – or that’s how it seems at first.

Simon Guerrier. Photo: Lisa Bowerman
Simon Guerrier. Photo: Lisa Bowerman

But soon Dare faces an army of ruthless machines, robots who have conquered the planet and placed the surviving humans in slave camps. The robots are too powerful and too numerous to be resisted, and their invasion is complete.With limited resources, Dare, Digby and Peabody face their greatest challenge yet – to liberate planet Earth. But the task becomes more desperate than ever when Dan discovers the alien force behind the robot invasion…

British science fiction author, dramatist and editor Simon Guerrier has written numerous novels – including three Doctor Who adventures – and is best known for his scripts for Big Finish Productions’ audio drama and book ranges, working on series such as Doctor WhoSapphire and Steel and Bernice Summerfield.

This isn’t the first time Brian has illustrated Simon’s work. He previously drew 36 instalments of AAAGH! that he wrote, which you can view on Simon’s web site.

Simon’s latest Doctor Who story for Big Finish is Doctor Who – The Sontaransavailable now, starring Peter Purves and Jean Marsh, detailing the first encounter between the Doctor and those potato-headed monstrosities.

Reign of the Robots is one of three further adventures based on the Eagle comic strip “Dan Dare” created by Reverend Marcus Morris, written and drawn by Frank Hampson will be released in April, following on Volume One which is now on sale exclusively from Big Finish. Also in the pipeline are Operation Saturn, written by Patrick Chapman and Prisoners of Space by Colin Brake.

Buy Dan Dare Audio Adventures Volume One here from Big Finish

Pre-order Dan Dare Audio Adventures Volume Two from Big Finish

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Simon Guerrier’s Official blog | Follow Simon on Twitter @0tralala

Here’s a trailer for Doctor Who – The Sontarans

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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